Technical Assistance Resource Page: Income and Medical Coverage (2009)
This Technical Assistance Resource Page, created by SAMHSA, provides information about finding and applying for income and medical coverage for homeless individuals. Resource topics included in this document are: SSI/SSDI, Veterans benefits, TANF, Earned Income Tax Credit, and Medicaid/Medicare.
(The original resource page was developed in 2007 and was updated in 2009)
For individuals and families experiencing homelessness, access to income and health care coverage is critical. For recovery to take place, people must have the capacity to move beyond meeting basic needs and concentrate on living life with purpose and connection. To assist individuals, there must be a fundamental understanding of the income and medical coverage resources available and how to access them. National standards exist for some benefits. However, resources, policies, and programs may vary by state.
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Newton Centre, MA